[Hypertrophic cranial and spinal pachymeningitis. A description of four new cases and a review of the literature].

@article{JimnezCaballero2006HypertrophicCA,
  title={[Hypertrophic cranial and spinal pachymeningitis. A description of four new cases and a review of the literature].},
  author={Pedro Enrique Jim{\'e}nez-Caballero and J Diamantopoulos-Fernandez and I Camacho-Castaneda},
  journal={Revista de neurologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 8},
  pages={470-5}
}
INTRODUCTION Hypertrophic pachymeningitis is an infrequent disease that is characterised by inflammatory hypertrophy of the dura mater. There are cranial, spinal and craniospinal forms of the disease. They may be due to underlying infectious, autoimmune or neoplastic processes, although most of the cases reported in recent years have no base pathology and are known as idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis. The ideal treatment is unknown, but most cases usually respond well to therapy with… CONTINUE READING